TitleAssistant Professor & SDSU Extension Soil Fertility Specialist
Office BuildingBerg Agricultural Hall
Mailing AddressBerg Agricultural Hall 310
Agronomy, Horticulture & Plant Science-Box 2207A
Brookings, SD 57007
Early and Late In-season Nitrogen Applications
We are evaluating the influence of early and late in-season nitrogen applications on corn growth, nitrogen uptake, and grain yield using Y-drop technology to place the nitrogen fertilizer near the corn plant.
Nitrogen Rate Influences Corn Health
In current research projects we are working on updating nitrogen fertilizer rate guidelines by evaluating corn's response to increasing nitrogen fertilizer rates throughout the state of South Dakota when nitrogen fertilizer is applied before planting and/or during the growing season.
EducationPh.D. in Soil Nutrient Management | University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
2018, St. Paul, Minnesota
- Improving nitrogen fertilizer rate guidelines for corn using a mineralizable nitrogen estimate.
- Effectiveness of single and split nitrogen fertilizer applications on corn production in the Midwestern U.S.
M.S. in Plant Science | Utah State University
2014, Logan, Utah
- Tillage, herbicide timing, and nitrogen fertilizer rate effects on alfalfa stand termination and corn production.
B.S. in Agronomy | Utah State University
2011, Logan, Utah
- Soil Nutrient Management
- Crop Nutrition
Extension ResponsibilitiesSoil fertility guidelines for South Dakota cropping systems
Professional MembershipsAgronomy Society of America (ASA)
Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
Crop Science Society of America (CSSA)
Area(s) of ResearchMy research and extension education program is focused on determining nutrient management methods that can maintain and increase crop production while conserving and reducing inputs (water, fertilizers, chemicals, etc.) in a way that minimizes environmental impact and is profitable for farmers.
Specific research areas include:
• Determining the optimal rate and timing of fertilizer application (i.e. N, P, K, and S) for profitable crop production and optimal water quality.
• Effect of source and placement of fertilizers (N, P, and K) on crop production and air and water quality.
• Influence of cropping systems that promote soil health on adjustments needed for fertilizer rate, time, source, and placement.
• Development and use of precision agriculture technologies in crop production.